IPMA Examines Future Skills Needs


By Ed Naughton

Member IPMA E&T Board 

Dublin, Ireland

These are exciting times for IPMA and there is a spritely step in the spring foot of those officers involved these days.

January saw the commencement of a new regime at the world’s first professional PM organization. A new executive board takes up office with a stunning line-up of high profile personnel who were elected at the t council of delegates meeting in Baku last September.

In keeping with the name of the organization – International Project Management Association – this is a truly international board comprised of individuals from Croatia, UK,  Spain , Germany, Portugal,  Australia, the USA and chaired by Roberto Mori from Italy.

The keenly fought elections, not only for the main board, but also for the sub-boards is a true reflection of the appetite within the 57 country organization to, promote and expand the IPMA approach to the development of the project and programme management discipline.

The powerful IPMA Education Training Board comprises of 6 members  who have been selected from a pool of highly qualified candidates. This board is chaired by Dr. John-Paris  Pantouvakis from Greece and is made up of three University professors and three private sector individuals with vast experience of operating at the highest level of business.


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About the Author

ed-naughtonflag-irelandED NAUGHTON 

Institute of Project Management 

Dublin, Ireland 

Ed Naughton, BE, C. Eng., F.I.E.I, IPMA-a, PMP, is the founder and current Director General of the Institute of Project Management of Ireland, the leading authority on the PM profession in Ireland.  On the international front, Ed was responsible for initiating cooperation agreements with both the PMI (Project Management Institute) USA and the IPMA (International Project Management Association). He is Ireland’s representative on the IPMA council of delegates, and a former Vice President-Marketing for the IPMA. He was also the first PMP registered in Ireland.  Ed has researched, published and presented many articles and papers on project management and is the author of the Irish Project Management Competence Baseline. During his thirty year career, Ed has worked as a project manager and/or project management consultant on a large variety of high profile domestic and international assignments. Ed Naughton is a graduate of University College Dublin (BE, civil), a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers of Ireland, a Chartered Engineer (Ireland), a Professional Engineer in Canada, and holds an IPMA Level A certification.  He is former founder and editor of the quarterly international publication “Project Management Practice”. One of Ireland’s most respected experts on the topic of modern project management, Ed is an executive advisor to PM World in Ireland.  Ed Naughton lives in Dublin and can be contacted at [email protected].